Whitby Abbey NHLE Data

Whitby Abbey is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

Listed Building Data

List Entry ID
1316347
Grade
I
Name
WHITBY ABBEY (RUINS)
Location
WHITBY ABBEY (RUINS)
Grid Reference
NZ 90303 11217

Listed Building Details

1. 18ll Whitby Abbey (Ruins) NZ 9011 2/1 23.2.54.

I

2. Founded by Oswy, king of Northumbria, in about 656, the first abbess being St Hilda. Destroyed by the Danes in circa 870 and refounded for the Benedictines by Reinfrid, one of the soldiers of William the Conqueror. Extensive ruins of the church from early Cl2 to Cl4. See 'Whitby Abbey' by Department of the Environment, AM. NMR.

Listing NGR: NZ9030811222